Maternal behavioral factors of mothers with neonatal death in the perinatal period

Stefania Hendrice Ramda, Yuni Sufyanti Arief, Ilya Krisnana

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The perinatal period is an important period that affects the health of the neonate. Disturbance in this period greatly affects health status and may even lead to neonatal death. Mother’s behavior is one of these disturbances that can be influenced by several factors, including predisposing factors, enabling factors, and reinforcing factors. This study aimed to analyze the behavioral factors related to the perinatal behavior of mothers who have neonatal death. This research used a correlation design. The population was mothers of the death neonates from January to June 2015. The total sample was 35 respondents based on inclusion criteria with a purposive sampling technique. The dependent variable was the mother’s perinatal behavior, while the independent variable was the mother’s knowledge & attitude, the mother’s perception of health care facilities, family support, and the role of health workers. The Spearman Rho statistical test was performed to determine the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. Significance is set at α = 0.05. Results showed that the mothers’ knowledge (p = 0.001), mothers’s attitude (p = 0.031), health facilities (p = 0.018), family support (p = 0.000) are likely correlated with mother’s perinatal behavior. While the role of health care workers (p = 0. 100) does not necessarily correlate with the mother’s perinatal behavior. Based on data analysis, it can be concluded that the knowledge, attitudes, health facilities, and family support might be correlated with the mother’s perinatal behavior. In contrast, the role of health care workers did not correlate with the mother’s perinatal behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1735-1740
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020


  • Attitude
  • Family support
  • Health care facilities
  • Knowledge
  • Mother’s perinatal behavior
  • The role of health workers


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